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The 147academy PDF's

If you are looking for that perfect present for any Snooker or Pool player you can download the PJ Nolan 147academy training PDF’s direct to a mobile phone or tablet to help the player improve their training sessions for only $10.00 (Approx €9.45 euro).


After you purchase the PDF using any bank visa or debit card, an email is sent with a link to download and the Full 147academy PDF series available is Break Building Routines for Professional, International and National levels. Long Potting, Safety & Match-Play, Junior Level, Hot Shots Game, Learning Game, Ladies and 8 Ball Pool.

Each 50 page PDF contains 32 of PJ’s Specific Practice routines, Academy mind sets to help you improve the mental side of your game, Advice on Fitness, Nutrition and Relaxation. Advice on how to replace a Cue Tip, Choose the right cue, plus Technical Advice on how to play your best snooker or pool.

To purchase A PDF just:

  1. Click on Buy Now
  2. It will then re-direct you to our PayPal order page where you can pay using either your PayPal account or via your Credit Card

3.Once payment is confirmed you will be re-directed to the download page where you simply click on the download link. NB. Please wait 5-10 seconds for the confirmation to appear before leaving the page

  1. You will also be sent a confirmation e-mail with the same link. 
  2. Once you click the link the download will start and download the PDF to your computer or device. (Check the download folder on your PC or Tablet)

Any problems with downloads email PJ on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Ireland retain Home International Title

This week I had a great honour to coach and manage the Ireland Senior Snooker team to retain the prince of Wales Home International Perpetual Shield.  The team of Brendan O Donoghue, Rodney Goggins, Greg Casey and Michael Judge won the event in the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds where Ireland played England, Wales, N Ireland, Scotland and Isle of Man in one of the most prestigious team events in the world.

Ireland had only ever won this Home International title six times in their history in 1993, 2000, 2001, 2012, 2017 and this year’s team now write their own names into the record books with this unbelievable performance of retaining the title in style.  Michael Judge had the honour of making the highest break in the event with a 112 break.

The Republic Of Ireland Seniors remained unbeaten in the event with five superb wins from thier five matches:

Session 1: Ireland beat Isle of Man 7-5

Session 2: Ireland beat N. Ireland 8-4

Session 3: Ireland beat England 7-5

Session 4:  Ireland beat Wales 7-5

Session 5: Ireland beat Scotland 9-3



I have now had the honour of coaching and training five RIBSA teams to win this Home Internationals senior title as I was the coach back in 2000, 2001, 2012, 2017 and now in 2018 and the team spirit and commitment this year was superb by all the players and they were very professional in all their matches winning key frames at crucial times.

The History of Ireland winning the Home Internationals

The Republic Of Ireland Senior Teams have won the Home International on six occasions. 

In 1993 Tom Gleeson, Joe Delaney, Paul O Donoghue, John Farrell, Colm Gilcrest, John Buckley, James Lenihan , Jason Watson and the team was managed by Mick Kelly.

In 2000 Eugene Hughes, Jason Watson, Robert Murphy, Martin McCrudden, Pat McCafrey, Rodney Goggins, Gary Hardiman and TJ Dowling. The team was managed by Don O Donoghue and Coach PJ Nolan

In 2001 Gary Hardiman, Martin McCrudden, Rodney Goggins, Eugene Hughes, Brendan O Donoghue, John Sutton, Johnny Farrell, The team was managed by Don O Donoghue and Coach PJ Nolan

In 2012 Brendan O Donoghue, Rodney Goggins, Johnny Williams, Greg Casey and Robert Redmond and the Coach was PJ Nolan.

In 2017 Michael Judge, TJ Dowling, John Farrell and Robert Murphy and the Coach was PJ Nolan.

In 2018 Brendan O Donoghue, Michael Judge, Rodney Goggins and Greg Casey and the Coach was PJ Nolan.

Shachar Wins EBSA 6red Title

147academy player Shachar Ruberg from Israel won the 2018 EBSA European Billiards & Snooker Association 6 Red Championships in the Mirage Hotel Bucharest in Romania on Thursday the 21st of June.

In the final Shachar beat Gary Thomson from Scotland 5 frames to 1 to take the title.  Shachar also wins an invitation to play in the SangSom 6 Reds World Snooker Championship in Bangkok in Thailand in September 2018.


Shachar won his group with 3 wins from his 3 matches and in the knock outs he played excellent against top class players along the way to lift the title.

In the last 32 Shachar beat Stephane Ochoiski from france 4-2.

In the last 16 Shachar beat Anthony Bonnar from Ireland 4-2

In the Q-Final Shachar beat Jack Bradford from Wales 4-1

In the Semi Final Shachar beat Michael Judge from Ireland 4-2

  • The long road to become the Champion

In 2009 I was asked if I would like to coach a 14 year old boy called Shachar Ruberg from Israel and I did not hesitate in saying yes. 1000’s of hours later on the practice table, years of training camps in developing my 147academy fundamentals in Tel Aviv and all around the world. 

Everything came right in Romania this week to win the 2018 EBSA 6 Red Championship and qualify for the World 6red in Thailand.  I cannot say how proud I am of him and we both know what we have done to achieve this success for the first time in the history of his country.

I have previously coached Irish players to win other European Titles in the past but this is my first International European Champion.  Like them all, you are an inspiration to all my 147academy students that it is possible to win the major titles if you stay focused and believe in yourself by training properly.

Vienna Snooker Camp

My latest Austrian National Training Camp was held in the HSEBC Cue Sports Academy in Vienna, Austria. This camp was again organised by the Austrian Billiards & Snooker Association and ten players were invited to attend this two day camp.

The Players

Oskar Charlesworth, Christian Hochmayer, Philipp Koch, Richard Kornberger, Florian Nüßle, Serbest Hussein, Jérôme Liedtke, Andreas Ploner plus two new junior players Tajmeet Grover and Florian Toth attended this intense training camp to prepare Austrian players for QSchool in England, European Masters and Team Championships in Romania and the World U-21 & U-18 Championships in China.

The Camp Winners

Four different types of competitions were held during the camp to monitor the players. The Technical competition was won by Florian Nüßle with a stunning display of cueing with Oskar Charlesworth in second place and Serbest Hussein in third place.

In the Mental Competition it was again Florian Nüßle who was too strong and won it with Andreas Ploner in second place and Philipp Koch in third place.

The Scoring competition was won by Andreas Ploner with quality consistent scoring which included a 117 clearance on the Bow-Tie Break, in second place it was Florian Nüßle who had a high break of 137 on the Hunter Break and in third place it was Oskar Charlesworth.

In the Match-Play competition, eight different versions of match-play events were held and after all the ranking points were added up it was Andreas Ploner who won it after great displays with Serbest Hussein in second place and Florian Nüßle in third place.

Training Plan

During this camp I worked with the players on improving their Technique, Break Building skills and Safety Games with specific academy Technical, Mental, Scoring and Match-Play routines. I really feel the players are developing their game with every camp. All the players practiced from 10am – 6pm and it was a pleasure training them again as their commitment was superb.


All the players received a DVD of action from the coaching camp along with a copy of the training booklet to work on during each training session at home. The results from home sessions and the camps are recorded with statistics on each player to identify how the players are improving each month. We can focus on what need to be worked on more.

Thank You

I would personally like again to thank the Austrian Association for inviting me to work with the players and I am already looking forward to holding the next camp in September. 

Finally I would like to thank Austrian President and Sport Director Christian Fock and National Coach Chau Zi Kim for their assistance during the camp and I wish all the Austrian players the best of luck in their upcoming events.

Come on Team Austria!!!!

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